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Beaches of India

Diu

An Island fantasy

Diu is a Portuguese colony like Goa. An off-shore island on the western coast, off the Gulf of Cambay, this coast has limestone cliffs, rocky coves and sandy beaches, the best of which are at Nagoa. Nagoa Beach is one of the best beaches of India, at the Nagoa hamlet in the village of Burcharwada. This horse-shaped beach, which is a 2 km stretch, is exceptionally beautiful and quiet.

A massive fort built by Portuguese dominates the skyline. Diu is connected to the mainland by a narrow channel on the north with no commercial explertation or environmental degradation, it offers pristine golden beaches, palmgroves and monuments of yester years. Nagoa, Jallandhar, Gomatimata and Chakratirth beaches are some of the popular beaches.

For those wanting to do some exploring, the battlement of Div Fort, St Paul's and St Thomas churches, temples of Dwarka, Somnath, Palitana and Sansan Gir Sanctuary are perfect places to visit.

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Climate

Throughout the year: Warm

Clothing

Throughout the year-Cottons

Getting There

The nearest railhead is Delwada (8 km), connected to Sasangir and Junagadh.

Road links to Junagadh, Palitana, Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad and many other cities in Gujarat and Maharashtra.